Associate Director – Data Hub Platform Leader

West Point, PA, US
April 16 2018
Organization Type
Requisition ID: ENG003700

Merck & Co., Inc. Kenilworth, N.J., U.S.A. known as Merck in the United States and Canada, is a global health care leader with a diversified portfolio of prescription medicines, vaccines and animal health products. The difference between potential and achievement lies in the spark that fuels innovation and inventiveness; this is the space where Merck has codified its legacy for over a century. Merck’s success is backed by ethical integrity, forward momentum, and an inspiring mission to achieve new milestones in global healthcare.

Merck’s Information Technology organization partners with colleagues across the business to help serve our patients and customers around the world. Ours is a high energy team of dynamic, innovative individuals dedicated to advancing Merck’s contribution to global medical innovation by leveraging information and technology to efficiently advance the business by driving revenue and productivity.  


The MRL IT Engineering group is seeking a highly motivated individual responsible for the technical architecture and implementation of the Transactional Data Integration Platform for the MRL division. This platform will be responsible for interfacing data between MRL systems, supporting analytics data needs, and improving data utilization and quality across MRL. In this role, you will work closely with the business architects, system technical owners, Master Data Management team, and various IT platforms across our IT hubs.


Major responsibilities may include but are not limited to;

  • Mature technical vision of data integration platform and components.
  • Integrate data integration hub architecture with key MRL programs and systems.
  • Work closely with key analytics programs to ensure data is ingested into data integration hub and appropriate big data technologies supporting various analytics needs.
  • Define and own system architecture for data integration hub.
  • Ensure data integrations as a service functionality matured to support key integrations for MRL.
  • Partner with key platform teams to develop an integrated solution.
  • Lead development team across IT hubs for platform enablement.
  • Develop understanding of MRL data domains and systems.
  • Develop long term roadmap for platform development and integration.


  • B.S. in Computer Science, Information Systems, or related fields.

  • A minimum 5 years of implementation experience using integrations tools and technologies.
  • Architecture and system implementation leadership skills.
  • Experience leading medium and large teams of onsite and offsite developers.
  • Agile and lean product development mindset.
  • Experience with software design patterns, architecture specifications and full software lifecycle.
  • Experience with SDLC documentation principles and practice.
  • Interest in newest technologies and willingness to learn.
  • Ability to work independently with excellent communication skills that cross language/culture/geographic boundaries.
  • Excellent attention to detail and a passion for continuous improvement.
  • Skills and proven experience in the driving data integration and data warehousing/data lake.

  • Minimum 5 years of pharmaceutical related experience.
  • Experience with Informatica Powercenter or Data Integration Hub technologies.
  • Big data and data warehousing skills
  • Support of data analytics programs
  • Data quality tools and process experience
Your role at Merck is integral to helping the world meet new breakthroughs that affect generations to come, and we’re counting on your skills and inventiveness to help make meaningful contributions to global medical advancement. At Merck, we’re inventing for life. 


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